Anorexia nervosa is a serious, life-threatening eating disorder. People with anorexia nervosa fear weight gain and may obsessively diet and exercise, even to the point of starvation. About 1% of the population has anorexia nervosa, and it?s more common in women than men.
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THURSDAY, March 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People with anorexia nervosa have an abnormal brain response to hunger signals, a new study finds. “When most people are hungry, they are motivated to eat,” study first author Christina Wierenga, an associate professor of psychiatry at the the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, said in [...]
While female anorexia patients tend to place an excessive focus on food control, male patients tend to focus more on excessive exercise and muscle gain.
Teenagers do not need to be rail thin to be practicing the dangerous eating behaviors associated with anorexia, a new study suggests.
The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.
A small, preliminary study hints that oxytocin, a hormone connected to positive feelings, could help ease obsessions with food and obesity in people with anorexia.